Dr. Sani Shinkafi, the former National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has moved to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shinkafi, who ran for governor of Zamfara as an APGA candidate in the 2019 general elections, said this at a press conference in Gusau on Tuesday.
He claimed that he switched to the APC to help Governor Bello Matawalle restore Zamfara.
“I’m joining Matawalle in the APC, which has an APGA structure in the state and 14 local government areas (LGAs).”
“I’m not joining APC for the money. I’ve decided to join Matawalle in order to help my state grow.
“I am quitting the APGA not because I dislike the party, but because I want to work with Matawalle in the APC to restore Zamfara State.
“I was personally approached to join Governor Bello Matawalle in the APC, and I see no reason why I should decline,” he stated.
Shinkafi, on the other hand, claimed to be one of the party’s founding fathers, having served in the party for 19 years and rising to the position of national secretary.
“I am not pressuring anyone among my supporters to defect to APC; I will continue to communicate with those who choose to remain in APGA because of our long-standing relationship,” he stated.